Smith ran 12 plays with both the second unit and the starting unit getting six plays apiece.
“I think it takes time to build a rapport to work on things,” Smith told Buffalobills.com. “There are a lot of nuances to playing the quarterback position itself and then you add the Wildcat in and there are things you need to work on. And we are working on that.”
Head coach Chan Gailey expressed disappointment more than once last season that the shortened 2011 offseason prevented he and his offensive staff from incorporating Smith’s multi-dimensional talents into the offense more. Now a year later, Gailey is excited about what’s possible.
“We’re a lot further along with how to use him and what we’re going to try to do with him,” he said. “I think we’ve got a chance to have a great little package with him. It’s going to be good for us I think.”
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Both have improved as camp has worn on making it tough on Chan Gailey and his staff with respect to the competition.
“They’ve made it tough the whole time,” said Gailey of Thigpen and Young. “Vince was really behind the eight ball early, but he’s come on strong. It’s going to be a tough decision for us.”
To provide a glimpse of how close take a look at their statistics for Tuesday’s red zone work. Thigpen was 7-11 passing with a pair of touchdowns and one play where he ate the ball. Young was also 7-11 passing with a pair of touchdowns, an interception and one play where he ate the ball.
On Monday sixth-round pick
“We had to take a couple of guys in for x-rays,” said Gailey. “Heard and Carmon. We took those two guys in for some x-rays so we’ll see how those come out.”
Results are expected on Wednesday.
The Bills have one more brief practice at St. John Fisher Wednesday morning that is closed to the public. After that they’ll head back to One Bills Drive for a walk through on Thursday before departing for Minneapolis for their Friday night preseason game against the Vikings.
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— Ellen Musialowski (@ellemuse924) August 15, 2012
#billscamp was great tonight. Had fun with family and got to see my favorite players!